After the announcement of the great merger of WarnerMedia and Discovery on the Web, rumors began to circulate about the change of distribution plans for “Dune”. In line with the “talent-friendly” strategy, the show would initially be featured in cinemas, but would enrich HBO Max’s offer at a later date. As it turns out, the expectations are completely untrue and such a situation will not take place. The news of the joint premiere was confirmed by Johanna Fuentes, head of communications at WarnerMedia teams:
— Johanna Fuentes (@jfuentes) May 17, 2021
The premiere of “Dune” was scheduled for October 1 on the big screen in the United States and at the same time in HBO Max, but it is worth emphasizing that viewers in Poland will have the opportunity to learn about the history on September 17 (cinema). However, we cannot count that the story will also be shown in HBO GO – currently it is not known when HBO Max will be made available in our country.
Denis Villeneuve can prepare himself that soon a wide audience will become acquainted with his work. The images offered as part of the combined distribution model are very popular, but unfortunately also reign on pirate sites. The HBO Max service is not available globally, so viewers are enthusiastic about downloading productions or seeing them through illegal streaming platforms.